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Van Meter Keith - - 2012
Most commercial diving operations and naval operations have 24/7, on-site availability of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to perform routine surface decompression or immediate treatment of arterial gas embolism or decompression sickness. Availability and prompt use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the field for treatment of divers with dysbaric conditions has demonstrated ...
Phillips Tarryn - - 2012
When seeking compensation for workplace injury, workers predictably face examination over the legitimacy of their condition from employers and medical and legal professionals. When the alleged injury is a contested environmental illness, the suspicion aroused and the scrutiny faced by workers is much more acute. In this paper, I analyse ...
Holcomb Erin M - - 2012
Holcomb EM, Millis SR, Hanks RA. Comorbid disease in persons with traumatic brain injury: descriptive findings using the Modified Cumulative Illness Rating Scale. To provide descriptive findings regarding the overall health status and prevalence of medical comorbidities experienced by traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Inception cohort design with cross-sectional follow-up ...
Denholm Bonnie - - 2012
Policies for using multidose liquid medications in the OR Key words: multidose vials, over-the-counter medications, elixirs, cough syrup, shelf life, chemical solutions, liquid medications. Clarifying the definition of and the practices for compounding sterile solutions Key words: compounding, compounded sterile preparations, sterile solutions. Storage of emergency medications Key words: emergency ...
Cohen José E - - 2012
Banana boat rides are a popular form of recreation worldwide. Recommendations that speed should not exceed 15 mph, passengers should wear protective gear, and an observer should be present on the towing boat are generally ignored. Medical personnel at tourist venues and general practitioners may not be attuned to the ...
Warwick Clifford - - 2012
A variety of exotic vertebrate and invertebrate species are kept as 'pets' including fishes, amphibians (for example, frogs and toads), reptiles (turtles, crocodiles, lizards and snakes), birds, mammals (for example, primates, civets, and lions), and invertebrates (for example spiders, scorpions, and centipedes), and ownership of some of these animals is ...
Sears Jeanne M - - 2012
Purpose Acute work-related trauma is a leading cause of death and disability among US workers. The research objectives were to assess: (1) the feasibility of estimating Abbreviated Injury Scale-based injury severity scores (ISS) from ICD-9-CM codes available in workers' compensation (WC) medical billing data, (2) whether ISS predicts work-related disability ...
Liyanage Isurujith K - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Medical students undertake clinical procedures which carry a risk of sharps injuries exposing them to blood-borne infections. OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence and correlates of sharps injuries among 4th-year medical students in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey was conducted among ...
McGrath Todd M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE.-: The popularity of mountain bicycle (MTB) riding has increased significantly since its inception in the 1970s, as have injuries from MTB riding. As MTB stage racing is a relatively new segment of MTB racing, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the injury and illness patterns associated with ...
Beraldo Anna de Moraes Salles Ade - - 2012
The loss of chance doctrine arose in order to ensure full recovery of damages for the victims of medical negligence. In the doctor-patient relationship, the doctor performance may harm the patient in many different ways, giving rise to a range of injuries of different nature, including the injury caused by ...
Guly Henry R - - 2012
This paper explores the role of the doctor on the expeditions of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. The medical role includes medical screening of prospective expedition members, choosing medical equipment so as to maintain a balance between being able to cope with any eventuality and the cost and weight ...
Galvin Shannon - - 2012
The number of medical students traveling to nations outside the United States is steadily increasing. The Association of American Medical Colleges graduation questionnaire notes an increase from 2,838 students in 2001 to 3,799 students in 2009, the last year for which information is available. The risk of having any type ...
Kang Peng - - 2012
A catastrophic earthquake struck the Yushu prefecture of China's Qinghai province on April 14, 2010. Supported by the China National Ministry of Health, this study performed a detailed medical analysis of injuries and diseases, based on comprehensive medical data of hospitalized patients to share the experiences and lessons learned from ...
Kämäräinen Antti - - 2012
AIM OF THE STUDY: To our knowledge, there are no previous reports on the performance of medical equipment in cold conditions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of several plastic, single-use medical equipment exposed to cold outdoor temperature. METHODS: Medical equipment such as endotracheal tubes, suction ...
Curca George Cristian - - 2012
In Romania, the quantification of traumatic injuries is achieved in medical-legal services; therefore, each domestic violence (DV) victim needs a medical-legal certificate to prove in a court of law the presence of traumatic injuries. In this study, we aimed to determine the pattern of traumatic injuries in DV. A total ...
Chen Kuan-Yu - - 2012
ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2012; 19: 598-600 © 2012 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine ABSTRACT: The authors analyzed all medical malpractice claims from 2000 to 2008 using cases from the national database of the judicial system of Taiwan. The objective was to describe the factors associated with malpractice claims ...
Nilstad A - - 2012
Methodological differences in epidemiologic studies have led to significant discrepancies in injury incidences reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate text messaging as a new method for injury registration in elite female football players and to compare this method with routine medical staff registration. Twelve teams comprising 228 ...
Leibson Cynthia L - - 2012
Data on traumatic brain injury (TBI) economic outcomes are limited. We used Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) resources to estimate long-term medical costs for clinically-confirmed incident TBI across the full range of severity after controlling for pre-existing conditions and co-occurring injuries. All Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents with diagnoses indicative of potential ...
Kerkhoffs Gino M - - 2012
Ankle injuries are a huge medical and socioeconomic problem. Many people have a traumatic injury of the ankle, most of which are a result of sports. Total costs of treatment and work absenteeism due to ankle injuries are high. The prevention of recurrences can result in large savings on medical ...
Bayram Jamil D - - 2012
Quantitative benchmarking of trauma-related prehospital response for Multiple Casualty Events (MCE) is complicated by major difficulties due to the simultaneous occurrences of multiple prehospital activities. Attempts to quantify the various components of prehospital medical response in MCE have fallen short of a comprehensive model. The objective of this study was ...
Rimmer Terry - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To (1) classify types and severity of injuries, (2) establish a temporal model for both the incidence and prevalence of injuries, and (3) identify the most appropriate medical manpower needed for nonelite triathlon competition. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Oklahoma City Redman Triathlon. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred four triathletes seeking ...
Cross Patrick S - - 2012
When medical coverage does not exist at games and practices, coaches are often responsible for the management of acute conditions. The question that arises is whether they make proper medical decisions concerning the health and safety of their athletes. The purpose of this study was to assess high school head ...
Elbey M A - - 2012
A 55-year-old man with multiple pellet injuries was brought to the Emergency room. In his physical examination, there were multiple wounds in face, neck, shoulders, arms, thorax and upper abdomen. The therapeutic options include pericardial drainage, conservative treatment, and surgical removal of the pellet. But, he was successfully managed with ...
Keene D D - - 2012
UK forces deployed to Afghanistan between March and November are prescribed anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis (AMC). In 2007 an audit showed poor pre-injury AMC compliance and a prescription rate of 50% amongst those casualties evacuated to Role 4. We re-audited the post-deployment AMC prescribing practice for casualties from Afghanistan for the 2008 ...
Corniche Jocelyn - - 2012
We sought to study the operational and medical aspects of helicopter rescue missions involving the use of a winch. A single helicopter-based medical service of a pre-alpine region of Switzerland. We prospectively studied consecutive primary rescue interventions involving winching of a physician, from October 1, 1998 to October 1, 2002. ...
Harris Anthony R - - 2012
Since 1900, thousands of medical journal articles have been published on the topic of racial disparities in health and medical outcomes in the United States, including overlapping disparities based on health insurance status. But research on the question of such disparities in the medical treatment of injury from assault-matters of ...
Gierk Benjamin - - 2012
Medical Education 2012: 46: 228-233 Context  Bedside teaching encounters on hospital wards offer medical students opportunities to learn key medical and interpersonal skills. Although many aspects of bedside teaching have been studied, not much is known about the selection process used by medical teachers to find patients for these encounters. ...
Detweiler Mark B - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To describe the clinical experience in the first Veterans Affairs (VA)-U.S. Army Warrior Transition Clinic (WTC) telepsychiatry operation (September 2008-August 2009). Materials: Joint VA and U.S. Army records. Methods: Analysis of intake, follow-up, and last visit records. Results: One hundred twenty active-duty U.S. Army soldiers were seen (394 ...
Hartley Dan - - 2012
Objective: Contribute to the prevention of workplace violence by providing information about the nature and circumstances of nonfatal assaults among U.S. workers. Methods: Data were collected from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System occupational supplement (NEISS-Work), a stratified probability sample of U.S. hospitals. Workplace violence victims identified from NEISS-Work voluntarily ...
Navidpour S - - 2012
Abstract In order to study the culicine mosquito fauna (Diptera: Culicidae: Culicinae) of the Shadegan wetland in southern Khouzestan Province of Iran, sampling was carried out using hand catch, total catch, and New Jersy light traps, from October 2008 to March 2009. A total of 2664 culicine mosquitoes were captured. ...
Kissane Rhonda - - 2012
For officers and other employees stationed outdoors in parking areas or on perimeter patrol during cold weather the risks of hypothermia and frostbite may be very real. In this article, the author explains how these two serious medical conditions can be prevented and treated.
Mychaskiw Ii George - - 2012
Recent speculative articles in the medical literature have indicted certain inhalational anesthetics as contributing to global warming. This unfounded speculation may have deleterious patient impact.
Peake Jonathan - - 2012
Frequent illness and injury among workers with high body mass index (BMI) can raise the costs of employee healthcare and reduce workforce maintenance and productivity. These issues are particularly important in vocational settings such as the military, which require good physical health, regular attendance and teamwork to operate efficiently. The ...
Le Qihua - - 2012
Little has been known regarding the relationship between ocular chemical injury and victims' medical expenditure, income loss and socio-economic status changes. So we conduct this retrospective cross-sectional study in patients with ocular chemical burns in East China. Fifty-six patients were enrolled and required to complete a self-report questionnaire consisting of ...
Nodwell Justin R - - 2011
Finding ways to increase the biosynthesis of medically important microbial secondary metabolites is a challenge of microbial chemical biology. Lechner et al. (in this issue of Chemistry & Biology) show that transcriptional regulation can be manipulated to selectively increase the production of a desired metabolite.
Stanton Carina - - 2011
With a focus on multiple stakeholders working together, AORN's "Recommended practices for product selection in perioperative practice settings" provides a source of information to help facilities choose safe and efficient perioperative products, including medical devices and other products used in the perioperative settings.
Seon Choon Sik - - 2011
Ischemic colitis is generally considered a disease of the elderly. The causes of ischemic colitis include low-flow states due to cardiac dysfunction or hypovolemia and certain medications including estrogen. Here we report a case of ischemic colitis in a 26-year-old woman. She had no specific medical history except taking oral-contraceptives ...
Yi Junseok - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have investigated a combination of two antimuscarinics for adult neurogenic bladder managed with clean intermittent catheterization or pediatric refractory overactive bladder (OAB). We assessed the efficacy and tolerability of this strategy in adults with idiopathic OAB. METHODS: We reviewed 49 patients with idiopathic OAB who received combined ...
Vernig Peter G - - 2011
This paper is intended as an aid for preparing radioactive material shipments in academic and medical facilities. These facilities may only ship radioactive materials infrequently. As such, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations can be very time consuming. Excepted package shipments (including empty packages) and shipments using Type A packages for ...
Doarn Charles R - - 2011
Codification of medical policy for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) did not occur until 1977. Policy development was based on NASA's human spaceflight efforts from 1958, and the need to support the operational aspects of the upcoming Space Shuttle Program as well as other future activities. In 1958, ...
Perritt Kara R - - 2011
Introduction: In 2002, the Mount Sinai Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, with support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), began coordinating the World Trade Center (WTC) Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program (MSP) to monitor the health of qualified WTC responders. Enrolled participants were offered ...
Edlund Måns - - 2011
Abstract Background: The purpose of this review is to identify and compare nonhormonal medications for the treatment of idiopathic heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) or menorrhagia. Methods: Clinical trials were identified through a PubMed literature search. Titles and abstracts of identified studies were reviewed. Controlled clinical trials that evaluated nonhormonal medications ...
National Association Of Ems - - 2011
Abstract The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) believes that in certain select situations, when it is validated to be safe in the peer-reviewed literature, emergency medical services (EMS) providers should be able to determine necessity of transport. This paper is the official position of the NAEMSP. Key words: EMS; ...
Whittaker Andrea M - - 2011
Regulatory differences between countries are an important driver of the cross-border trade in assisted reproduction as people move to seek services unavailable in their home countries. The development of a lucrative global trade in non-medical sex selection needs to be considered in ethical debates over its availability. I suggest that ...
Roberts Kirk - - 2011
This paper describes natural-language-processing techniques for two tasks: identification of medical concepts in clinical text, and classification of assertions, which indicate the existence, absence, or uncertainty of a medical problem. Because so many resources are available for processing clinical texts, there is interest in developing a framework in which features ...
Palosuo Timo - - 2011
Many hospitals have implemented policies to restrict or ban the use of devices made of natural rubber latex (NRL) in healthcare as precautionary measures against the perceived risk of NRL allergy. Changes in glove technology, progress in measuring the specific allergenic potential of gloves and a dramatic decrease in the ...
Dohle Carolin I - - 2011
Medical comorbidities and complications are expected following stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. The neurorehabilitation physician's role is to manage these comorbidities, prevent complications, and serve as a medical and neurologic resource for the patient, family, and neurorehabilitation team. The most common comorbidities are similar to those found ...
Joshi L - - 2011
Cognitive factors (eg, academic achievement) have had a significant role in selecting postgraduate surgical trainees in the past. This project sought to determine the role of a national undergraduate ophthalmology prize examination (Duke-Elder examination) in the selection of postgraduate ophthalmology trainees. This would also serve as a quality assurance exercise ...
Saito Mitsuru - - 2011
Abstract Introduction: Although specimen extraction site selection for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) is relatively flexible and is mostly selected by surgeons from the patient's standpoint, the patient's request may differ from the medical worker's recommendation. The cosmetic aspect may also differ with age, gender, and the extent of medical knowledge. ...
White Jonathan S - - 2011
Background: Although essay questions are used in the admissions process in many medical schools, there has been little research on how applicants respond to essay questions. Aims: The purpose of this study was to explore how applicants to medical school approach essay questions used in the selection process. Methods: Qualitative ...
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